2010 NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout

Event Info

Players 49
Players Left 49

Level Info

Level 9
Blinds 4,000 / 8,000
Ante 1,000

Griffin's Turn to Four-bet

Hoyt Corkins opens to 13,000, and Joe Cassidy reraises to 33,000. Ashton Griffin comes over the top of both, making it 71,000 to go. That was enough to take it down.

Old School Baby

Ashton Griffin raised it up and then Hoyt Corkins tanked before moving all in. Griffin folded and Corkins was pushed the pot.

"Old school rules!" were the yells from Corkins' conglomerate of railbirds.

Cassidy Breaks Out the Four-bet

Joe Cassidy comin' atchya
Joe Cassidy comin' atchya
Ashton Griffin raised, and Hoyt Corkins made it 38,000 to go. Then Joe Cassidy woke them both up with a cold four-bet to 133,000. Griffin quickly ducked out of the way, and Corkins went back to his deep-in-thought routine. Finally he found a fold, and Cassidy got a smattering of applause from the few railers left.

Cassidy's Aggression Wins

Joe Cassidy had the button and made his standard preflop raise to 14,000. Ashton Griffin called from the small blind and then Hoyt Corkins called from the big blind.

The flop came down {K-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}. Griffin and Corkins checked to the preflop raiser in Cassidy. He fired 26,000 and Griffin got out of the way before putting his head back down and starting to doze off again. Corkins folded shortly after and Cassidy's cheering section let out some loud roars and a round of applause for their man.

Get the Coffee Ready

"Wake me up when it's my turn."
"Wake me up when it's my turn."
The crowd has dwindled down to about 25-30 people now in the Bellini Ballroom. A handful of them are actually sleeping in their chairs, but the majority of them seemed into the action despite the slow play and lack of exciting hands. Among those sleeping in his chair is Ashton Griffin who is actually playing at the final table.

Earlier, Griffin was caught sleeping on a row of chairs on the break. He was up all night playing online poker and opted to skip out on sleep. It looks like it finally is catching up with him as you can see from the picture.

Outside of that, Joe Cassidy has the largest group of railbirds in the room. There's about 15 people seated together all cheering for Cassidy in every pot he plays. Even if he just calls a bet on the flop, the crowd gives a little cheer. Some of the same group of also cheering for Griffin as well.

With the way things look right now, everyone involved is in for a very, very late night.

Give Me a Break

We're off on a 15-minute break. Hopefully the action will pick up when the players return.

Here's where things stand after level seven:

Ashton Griffin - 433,000
Hoyt Corkins - 402,500
Joe Cassidy - 214,500

Ashman Takes One from Cassidy

Ashton Griffin raised 10,000, Hoyt Corkins folded, and Joe Cassidy made the call.

Flop: {9-Diamonds} {5-Clubs} {2-Hearts} - Both players checked.

Turn: {A-Spades} - Joe Cassidy checked, Griffin bet 22,000, and Cassidy check-raised to 57,000. Griffin made the call.

River: {6-Hearts} - Cassidy checked, Griffin fired 68,000, and Cassidy gave it up.